Do you remember Aaliyah? The talented R&B singer whose career was cut tragically short when she died in a plane crash at the tender age of 22? Her talent and all too brief life have overshadowed a previous scandal involving singer R. Kelly. He and his protégé Aaliyah were married in a secret ceremony when Aaliyah was only 15.
The young singer claimed she was 18 on the marriage license. When her parents found out, they petitioned the court for an annulment claiming that the marriage was illegal and that Aaliyah was too young to consent. Afterward, the singer cut all ties with Kelly and refused to speak about him in interviews.
A Bogus Relationship?
Beautiful reality star Kim Kardashian also had a relationship with an NBA player. Kim and Kris Humphries dated for less than a year before getting married in an extravagant televised wedding ceremony at a 20-million-dollar estate. Many people believed the wedding and the entire relationship were bogus and were just an excuse to get more publicity for Kim’s reality show, but both Kim and Kris claim that their love and marriage were the real deal.
After a short and unhappy time (72 days to be exact) that can be viewed in detail on Kim’s reality show “Keeping Up with The Kardashians”, the couple decided to divorce. The marriage and divorce were wrapped up just in time for Kim to get engaged and marry famous singer Kanye West, who she has since filed for divorce from.
An Enormous Scandal
Rudolph Valentino was a famous silent movie star in Hollywood’s early days. Valentino and actress Jean Acker decided to get married after dating for only two months. Apparently, Acker quickly realized the impulsive marriage was a mistake. She even locked her new husband out of their hotel room on their wedding night and claimed that the marriage had never been consummated.
Valentino filed for divorce, but he didn’t even wait for it to be finalized before marrying costume designer Natacha Rambova. The second wedding led to an enormous scandal and Rudolph Valentino was even charged with bigamy. Jean Acker took the failed marriage in stride, and later had numerous relationships with female lovers.
Miley Cyrus, the former Disney Darling turned pop star, and Liam Hemsworth, the Australian actor and less famous Hemsworth first met and fell in love in 2008 on the set of "The Last Song."
Their young love blossomed into an 11-year rollercoaster romance. The perfect pop-culture pair EVENTUALLY tied the knot in 2018...Only to divorce a mere 9 months later. While it's still not entirely clear what broke -up the marriage, Miley has referred to the short-lived nuptials as a "F**ing disaster."
Four Month Marriage
Kenny Chesney and Renee Zellweger’s union was so short-lived that the bride literally forgot parts of it, commenting, “It’s a pretty big thing to forget, isn’t it?” The two first met at a tsunami relief fundraiser and got hitched not long after.
Unfortunately, they ended up annulling their marriage four months after tying the knot. Chesney commented, “I didn’t have any clue as to what true marriage meant. I was so used to committing to one thing — music — and then I had to totally commit to a second thing — marriage.”